2012 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture to take place Dec.12 at MSU

Dr. Ian Cowx, professor of applied fisheries science and director of Hull International Fisheries Institute, University of Hull, United Kingdom, will give the 2012 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture — “Paradigm shifts in freshwater fish conservation: moving toward the ecosystem services concept” — on Dec. 12 at 3:30 p.m. in the Red Cedar Room of  MSU’s Kellogg Center.

Cowx has extensive experience in management strategies for freshwater bodies and aquaculture in developing and developed countries. His current research focuses on fish capture techniques, stock assessment for management purposes, rehabilitation of inland fisheries and aquatic resource management planning.

Dr. Cowx’s lecture is open to the public and will be followed by a reception. For more information,visit http://csis.msu.edu/sites/csis.msu.edu/files/RCL_2012_flyer_cowx_0.pdf.

The Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture Series is a platform for prominent scientists and scholars to share their ideas about global challenges and opportunities with MSU students, faculty, staff and the general public.